All about Cohen
Fans of singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen can turn out for “Little Wild Bouquet,” a unique benefit happening Saturday in Shepherdstown.
Ranson-based musicians Hank Goldstein and Leah Graham of Ranson have put together the show, which will feature fellow musicians from the Panhandle and across the region.
They will perform selected favorites from Cohen’s 40-year career during the concert, which begins at 7:30 p.m. in Reynolds Hall at 109 N. King St. on the campus of Shepherd University.
Tickets, available at the door, cost $12. Proceeds will go to Wisdom Spring, a foundation that provides wells to villages in poverty-stricken West Africa. To learn more, find “Little Wild Bouquet” on Facebook.
Another chance to see ‘Angel’
The Old Opera House Theater’s comedy – “Duck Hunter Shoots Angel” – continues this weekend at the theater at 204 N. George St. in Charles Town.
The play is the work of Mitch Albom (right), the author of “Tuesdays With Morrie.” It tells the story of a pair of bumbling Alabama brothers who believe they’ve accidentally gunned down an angel.
Seeing the play also brings the chance to see paintings by Paul Berryhill of Glengary in the historic theater’s downstairs art gallery. For more on Berryhill – a former president of ArtBerkeley, the non-profit dedicated to supporting local artists – find “PaulBerryhillsGallery” on Facebook.
The shows start at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. For tickets, call the Old Opera House box office at 304-725-4420
History on display
The Jefferson County Museum in Charles Town has reopened for the season with a new exhibit on the life of Frank Buckles, who lived in Charles Town from the 1950s until his death in 2011. At the time, he was the United States’ last living World War I veteran.
Another new display in the museum’s exterior hallway focuses on Charles Town’s Wainwright Baptist Church, established in 1868 as a place of worship for African-Americans.
The museum, located on the ground floor of Charles Town Library at 200 E. Washington St., also includes artifacts, archives and photos that tell the history of the county from prehistoric days until the mid-20th century. Highlights include a 1799 letter written by George Washington, the wagon that carried John Brown to his hanging in 1859, Civil War weapons, antique children’s toys and more.
The museum is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission costs $3 for adults while children, students and Charles Town Library patrons get in free. For details, call 304-725-8628, go to jeffctywvmuseum.org or find “Jefferson County Museum” on Facebook.
This year’s Left of the Bank poetry fundraiser has been set for April 12. The Friends of the Shepherdstown Library hosts the event each year. This year’s gathering happens at the Shepherdstown home of Carlos Niederhauser and Elizabeth Wheeler.
Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will begin at 7 p.m., and the program of music, poetry and readings begins at 7:30 p.m. To reserve tickets and get other information, call 304-876-8444.
Organizers note that all proceeds go to the library.